Wednesday 17 January 2018

Blue flu for Enda as Shatter spectre haunts Ard Fheis

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

Enda wasn't happy. He was sporting a visage so grave that one almost expected the skull of Yorick to materialise on the ledge in front of him.

For several weeks now, the Shatter Shenanigans have continued to haunt the Government like a particularly persistent spectre at the Fine Gael feast. Between alleged bugging of the Garda Ombudsman's office, the protracted penalty points controversy, the sacking by the Justice Minister of the garda confidential recipient Oliver Connolly, and the emergence of fresh whistleblower dossiers claiming garda malpractice that have ended up on his desk, the Taoiseach is suffering from a right dose of the blue flu.

Given the high levels of hoohah over the never-ending slew of revelations, the first session of Leader's Questions this week was a surprisingly subdued affair.

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